Titleist unveil 'test run' black 716 AP1 iron

Reduced glare proves a hit with golfers

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Titleist unveil 'test run' black 716 AP1 iron

A limited edition blacked out Titleist 716 AP1 iron will go on sale later this month.

Taking inspiration from the black Titleist Vokey SM6 wedges, the new PVD Smoke Finish AP1 iron came about as a number of players enjoyed the reduced glare option.


Josh Talge, VP of Marketing, Titleist Golf Clubs, told Golf Digest: "We're introducing the Smoke finish as a test run because golfers have been asking us for it. We've seen a trend in players gravitating toward the darker finishes in our Vokey SM6 wedges and many of them have asked if we'll ever bring those types of finishes to our iron line.

“Smoke is our first experiment. Not only does it have a great look, but for many golfers it will also make the club appear smaller at address. It's really a great option for those players who want all the benefits of a game improvement iron but want to look down and see something more slim and compact."

Unfortunatley, the irons will only be on sale in the US, and only 500 have been put on sale.